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Okeltor Boathouse

Calstock, Cornwall, England
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An 18th century granary converted for a unique waterside stay with its own quay, in Calstock. Sleeps 2+2.

The Okeltor Boathouse was built within the walls of an 18th-century granary with a slipway and quay on the river Tamar. It was once a very busy thoroughfare serving the mines, quarries, brickworks, lime kilns and market gardens. Now you will find a very peaceful spot with a wide range of wildlife. Also close to Dartmoor National Park.

The accommodation has been architect designed to reflect the industrial heritage and has a fully glazed ridge creating an exceptionally light and spacious feel. There is a lounge, dining and kitchen area of 6.5 x 5 metres with a corner toilet/shower room. The windows overlook the river and glazed double doors go onto a south facing balcony. Outside is a very unusual barbecue located in the chimney of a ruined cottage!

Sleeping 2-4, the main bedroom has a 5ft double bed, and there is a small bunk bedroom with windows to the rear garden. The lounge has a double futon for flexibility if required.

Locally you can enjoy time exploring the beautiful Tamar Valley or take a trip to one of the many National Trust properties in the area including Buckland Abbey, Cotehele and Cotehele Mill. Children will love a trip to the Donkey Park whilst the adventurous will love the challenge at Tree Surfers! 

No smoking, no pets and it is not suitable for young children due to an unprotected quay, fast flowing water, a pond, and long drops from the upper garden.

Prices range from £525 in low season to £795 in high season for a week. Saturday to Saturday let between June and September. Please enquire if you want any variations on this, weekend break or different start dates off peak. No wifi. 

3 night minimum stay.

No last minute bookings made within a week of arrival.

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Nearest Airport/s

Plymouth / Exeter